Bonnie Gower Reaves, 84, of Flatwoods, KY passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Kings Brook Life Care Center with her family by her side.
Bonnie was born on December 11, 1930 in Florence, NC to the late Damond and Bessie Manning Gower.
Mrs. Reaves retired from the city cashiers office in Opelousas, LA and also from the Board of Realtors in Polar Bluff, MO. She was a member of the Flatwoods Church of Christ. Bonnie enjoyed being an exemplary minister’s wife to her late husband of 42 years Ralph Elwood Reaves who passed away in 1999. She also enjoyed card writing, writing children’s Bible stories; but most of all, spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.
Besides her parents and late husband, Bonnie was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Joseph Gower in 1993, one daughter Susan Reaves in 1997, a grandson-in-law Roger Ancheta in 2013 and infant twin sons in 1957.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her loving children, one son R. David (Pamela) Reaves of Etowah, NC and one daughter Patti J. Reaves of Ashland, KY, six grandchildren; Miranda (Brad) Walker of Smyrna, TN, Dustin Reaves of Etowah, NC, Sarah Ancheta of Flatwoods, KY, Bethany Davis of Mt. Sterling, KY, Robert (Irene) Bell of Dixon, CA, and Michael Bell of Etowah, NC.; 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends that will miss her dearly.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Flatwoods Church of Christ at 7 p.m.
There was a secondary service held at Malden Church of Christ on Saturday, January 24, 2015.
Burial services were conducted in Malden Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ralph Reaves Scholarship Fund, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN www.fhu.edu
Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
Barbara K. Netsch Chapman, 68, of Flatwoods, KY passed away peacefully at her residence on Sunday, January 18, 2015.
She was born on April 15, 1946 in Ashland, KY to the late Joseph and Elizabeth Tussey Netsch.
Barbara was a nurse for Pathways for many years. She enjoyed reading, yard work, traveling to the beach but most of all spending time with her grandchildren, children, family and friends.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 28 years James Chapman of Flatwoods, KY, one son Joseph James Semon of Wurtland, KY, and one daughter Pamela (Chris) Clevenger of Gainesville, FL two grandchildren; Nathaniel Semon of Wurtland , KY and Collin Clevenger of Gainesville FL, and many friends and family that will miss her dearly.
There will be no services held at this time. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.carmanfuneral.com
Charles Edward “Charlie” Nelson 86, of Greenup KY went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at his residence.
He was born in Ashland KY on March 28, 1928 a son of the late Sye & Alma Hensley Nelson.
He was a member and deacon of the Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church, a Korean War Veteran serving in the U.S. Army and a retired Carman Forman for C.S.X. Railroad.
He was preceded in death along with his parents by three brothers, Sye “Homer” Nelson Jr, Jim Nelson and Cecil “Duck” Nelson and two sisters, Peggy Sue Whalen and Geraldine "Sissy" Blankenbeckley.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Hager Nelson; five daughters, Carol Sue Hall and her husband John of Raceland, Regina Kay Huff and her husband Ray of Naples, Cobina Gay Holt and her husband Lowell of Wurtland, Diana Gayle Schmidt (Kermit Skaggs) of Greenup and Rhonda Ann Poplin and her husband Skip of Greenup; a sister, Bonnie Burchwell and her husband Curt of Flatwoods; six grandchildren Johnny Hall of Danville, Vanessa Casto and her husband Alan of Raceland, Adam Holt and his wife Nicole of Wheelersburg, Andy Holt and his wife Leigh Ann of Argillite, Amanda Geyer and her husband Josh of Argillite and Jessica Gordon of Nitro WV; ten great grandchildren, Zackery Casto of Raceland, Brooklynn Holt, Landon Holt, and Lola Holt of Wheelersburg, Tucker and Tyler Holt of Argillite, Josie Geyer of Argillite, Blake Gordon, Aiden Oliver and Xander Oliver of Nitro; a special sister-in-law, Rena Hager of Nitro; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Wurtland Missionary Baptist Church by Brother Bill Vallance.
Burial followed in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery NE in Greenup County KY.
Military graveside rites will be conducted by Kenova American Legion Post 93.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Coleen Harlow Stephens 83, of Flatwoods KY formally of Oldtown KY went to be with the Lord and Savior on Sunday January 25, 2015 at Trinity Station in Flatwoods.
She was born in Lawrence County Ohio on May 20, 1931 a daughter of the late Ernest and Mabel Grizzel Harlow.
She was a member of the Load Christian Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death along with her parents by her husband Paul Stephens in 1985.
She is survived by three sons, Carlos James Stephens and his wife Pam of Grayson, Ernest Dale Stephens and his wife Sandra of Westland MI and Paul Richard Stephens and his wife Lisa of Grayson; three daughters, Linda June Stephens of Huntington, Sherry Parker and her husband Earl of Olive Hill and Bonnie Stephens of Grayson; three brothers, Max Harlow and James Richard Meadows both of Michigan and Estill Ray Meadows of Florida; two sisters, Pauline Tussey of Warnock and Gleda Fern Stapleton of Loraine OH; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Brothers Robbie Bond and Michael Allen.
Burial followed in the Stephens Cemetery in Oldtown.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Marilyn Bernadine “Deannie” Roar, 59, of Greenup, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at her residence.
Mrs. Roar was born Nov. 10, 1955, in Carter County, a daughter of L.Q. Marshall of Willard and the late Jettie Thomas Marshall.
She is also survived by her husband of 34 years, Bruce Roar; a son, Michael Roar of Greenup; a daughter, Brandy (Jeff) Bonzo of Greenup; a brother, Tom (Cheryl) Gollihue of Willard; and two grandchildren, Willa Roar and Brady Ross.
A memorial service was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Pastor Pete Roar.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Ave., Ashland, KY 41101.
Condolences may be made at reedfuneralhome.us.